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Becoming a Boy (When You're Raised as a Girl)
By JACK SMART
Tuesday, March 01, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 1, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Keen Company's new play wonders what 'masculinity' means --- Bobby Steggert plays one character in Anna Ziegler's new play Boy. But in some ways he's really playing two. "One is this young man who has completely shut his past out of his consciousness, deep into his sub-consciousness," he explains. "He's a man in his mid-twenties who thinks that...
Christian Camargo's Wild Ride With 'Pericles'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, February 24, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 24, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the actor's take on Shakespeare's surprising play  --- No matter your favorite Shakespeare play, you'll probably find it reflected in Pericles, a late-career drama by the Bard that's running through March 27 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in a production from Theatre for a New Audience. On one hand, the show has the trappings...
WATCH: Meet Gideon Productions
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, February 23, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 23, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Gideon Productions, where sci-fi is a serious art. This film features Gideon company members Jordana Williams, Mac Rogers, Sandy Yaklin, Sean Williams, Rebecca Comtois, and Mikell Kober. This film was produced and directed by Mark Blankenship, TDF's Associate Director of Online Presence. It was shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Meet...
There's a Secret Character in Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 17, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Frank Wood plays him in the Broadway revival --- Welcome to Building Character, our look at how actors create their roles Eugene O'Neill's Hughie has some of the American theatre's most interesting stage directions. While almost all of the spoken lines in this short play are given to Erie Smith, a gambler and con man trying to fool suckers in New...
In 'Dot,' Sharon Washington Captures the Highs and Lows of Facing Dementia
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 16, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The actress plays another multilayered part written by her pal Colman Domingo --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When asked if she is playwright Colman Domingo's muse, actress Sharon Washington lets out a chuckle that lights up the room -- even from over the phone. "It's hard for...
How Do You Play the Loner in a Hectic Family?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, February 11, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 11, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Cassie Beck creates a conflicted woman in Broadway's The Humans --- Keep your eye on the loners. In Stephen Karam's play The Humans, which is now on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, there's always some kind of commotion on the two-tiered set. Designed by David Zinn, it creates a Chinatown apartment where Brigid Blake, a struggling composer,...
WATCH: What Is Going Up? What Are Asides?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, February 10, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 10, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
We've got two new videos in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) --- Check out Going Up, which we made with our friends in The Assembly. --- Then watch Asides, which was made by the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism students at the Yale School of Drama. (What is dramaturgy, you ask? We've got that covered,...
Jane Austen's Characters: Living, Breathing, Sweating
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, February 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Feb 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Inside Bedlam's lively take on Sense & Sensibility --- The creators and stars of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility are well aware that Jane Austen fans, a notoriously devoted and opinionated group, are going to bring a very critical eye to their adaptation of her beloved novel. As points of comparison, there are already plenty of other interpretations...
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